The Hilux is regarded as one of the best pick-up trucks in the World, offering everything from good quality inside the cabin, all the way up to very potent engines. The latest generation of the truck, the 2016 Toyota Hilux, has just been released on the Asian market and it is supposed to go on sale in the rest of the World in the next few months. Just like before, it will come with different engines depending on the market it will be sold in but the base truck will be pretty much identical everywhere around the World. Unfortunately, this model will not be sold in the US as it was rumored before, instead, Toyota opting to sell a revised Tacoma there.
2016 Toyota Hilux Price and Release Date
Just as we said, the basic construction of the new 2016 Toyota Hilux did not change all that much over the years and this can only make us happy, especially since it is one of the more capable trucks out here. The 2016 model has already been released in a few parts around the World for a base price of around $24,000 which is right where the previous model was. However, this time Toyota added a few more engines and it gave the truck an all new design.
This has to be one of the best looking medium size trucks on the market on the exterior with a fresh new look in the front, LED daytime running lights, new Xenon headlamps as well as all new wheel designs. The truck is also more aerodynamic and there are a lot more colors available.
The interior has also been revised so it now offers better materials such as leather and aluminum, a new infotainment system as well as a lot of new standard features such as air conditioning and electric windows.
2016 Toyota Hilux Specs
Under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Hilux there are a few different engines available. In Asia, there are two petrol engines available on the base model, a 2.7 liter inline 4 with 160 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque or a bigger 4 liter V6 with 278 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. In any case, the truck can be had with a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic and with rear or all wheel drive.
There are also four different diesel engines available. In Asia the truck comes with a 2.5 liter inline 4 with 144 horsepower or with a 3 liter inline 4 offering 171 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. These two come with either a 5 speed manual or with a 6 speed automatic. The European version will be released with a 2.4 liter diesel with 150 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque or with a 2.8 liter diesel with 177 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. These two will be using a 6 speed automatic instead of the usual 5 speed unit on the Asian models.